Tom Swan (www.tomswan.com) is an internationally popular author of more than 30 books on computer programming in C++, Pascal, Delphi, and assembly language. His books are favorites in classrooms and have been translated into numerous languages worldwide. Professional developers have cut their programming teeth on Tom's bestselling books--such as Mastering Borland C++ 5.0, Mastering Turbo Assembler, Learning C++, and Delphi ™ 4 Bible. Tom is a frequent contributor and former columnist for Dr. Dobb's Journal, PC World, and PC Techniques magazines. He is an avid Linux enthusiast who is building a new name by supporting free software distribution to the Linux community.